In a message dated 9/23/2005 6:16:03 PM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
This will be the fifth year for Velo Rendezvous and every year the October date has been set solely to enable Interbike trade show attendees to also attend Velo Rendezvous. Originally I thought lots of people in the bike trade would welcome the opportunity to attend a vintage lightweight bike show.
Unfortunately this has not been the case. As Yogi Berra once said, "they stayed away in droves." The show has been very warmly received and supported by the collectors but not by those working in the industry.
I would dearly love to attend the VR, but as Riccardo Bulissimo states, it's really hard to attend after slaving over a hot convention center for five or more days. Adding in the need to bring at least one bike + clothes, in addition to the booth requirements for two booths (inside and out), makes this a difficult task for quite a few of us. I, for one, am driving a truck crammed full for the show and couldn't fit a bike in if I tried.
So to drive 1750 miles to Vegas and back and then another 1375 a few days later is just not in the cards. And I am sure that others are in the same boat...
A looooong way from Arcadia, CA